Sunday Worship

December 04, 2022

We worship at 10:00 am at Kennicott Park (4434 S. Lake Park Ave.) or online. Masks are optional. We offer Kid City children’s ministry for Pre-K – 5th grade; they are also welcome to remain in the service.

Children are essential participants in the life of our church. They are not the future of the church, they are the church today! Parents and caregivers can expect children’s classes for Pre-K – 5th grade and nursery for the little ones during the sermon portion of the service. On the first Sunday of each month our children remain in the worship service and there will be a children’s message. Middle School children also participate in a weekly discipleship class on Sunday evenings at our Ministry Center. Please email Pete Blodgett, Director of Family, Youth, and Children Ministries with any questions for or more information.

Today's sermon:

Today-Changing Hope
Romans 13:11-14
Pastor David Swanson

Today's songs:

Lyrics

Communion

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Announcements

New Community Outreach Hoodie Sale
Order an NCO KEY Mantra hoodie for a limited time!  Complete order form & payment by 12/2: Orders will be available for pick up around mid-December the Ministry Center (3627 S. Cottage Grove).

Friday Facility Prayer Call | Each Friday in November and December; 7:00-7:15 AM
Join us on Zoom each Friday morning as we pray for our search for a permanent facility.

Advent Fast | November 27 – December 24
We’ll be participating in a vegan fast and praying the Daily Office during the four week before Christmas. For more information, please visit the Advent page on our website.

Prayer Around The Schools | Saturday, December 3; 9:00 am
Meet us in front of Kennicott Park for a prayer walk around our neighborhood schools.

First Sunday Potluck | Sunday, December 4; after service
Join us for our December lunch together. Prepare a vegan dish and bring it to share. We look forward to see what recipes people find!

Annual Business Meeting | Sunday, December 11; after service
The Leadership Team has sent out the final ministry updates and budget to members. We will come together in person and vote it in. Members are expected to be there, but everyone is welcome.

Newcomers Lunch | Sunday, December 18; after service
If you are new to the church, we would love a chance to get to know you! Join us for lunch in the Kid City room after service. It will be a time to get to know some of the ministry staff and ask any questions you may have. Please email us if you’re interested!

Christmas Eve Service | Saturday, December 24; 6:00 PM
We’re joining our sister church in Logan Square (2649 N Francisco Ave) for a combined candlelight service.

No Services on Christmas or New Years | Sundays, December 25 and January 1
Join us for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve services.

New Years Eve Online Watchnight Service | Saturday, December 31; 11:45 PM – 12:15 PM
Join us on Zoom as we rejoice in God’s faithfulness and welcome the new year in prayer.

Marriage Retreat | Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7
Join Pastor Kevin and Linda Swanson at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva, WI for a weekend focused on caring for your marriage. More details coming soon.

Church Database UPDATE
Do we have your most up-to-date contact information? Are you getting text alerts from the church? If you weren’t around to stop by the last couple Sundays, please email us with the your name and phone number.

Kid City – Teachers Needed
We are still in need of two additional Pre-K teachers and one Elementary teacher. You can shadow a current teacher to get the feel for it. Training and encouragement is always available! Please contact Pete Blodgett for more details.

Volunteering with Young Life South Side
Are you interested in mentoring high school or middle school kids on the Southside of Chicago? Ready to be as impacted as you make an impact on young lives? Looking for Christian community? Consider volunteering with Young Life South Side Chicago by filling out this interest form and we will get back to you!

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